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Jerusalemites talk about peace with UAE [VIDEO]

The news of the summer for the Israel community has been the historic Abraham Accord, which normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This...

When Jews vacationed in Lebanon

Adapted from the National Library of Israel article by Amit Naor Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Middle East, and there was a period of time when Jews...

Three Israeli TV shows you could be watching

A Pew survey found that American Jews, pretty much like all Americans, have turned to TV for entertainment during this pandemic. It’s not surprising really,...

Oh, the humanity!

Oh, the humanity! It’s a phrase most of us know, and have maybe even uttered, but how many recall its origin? It was uttered on May 6, 1937 by Herb Morrison, who was...

Rampant destruction isn’t the solution

With monuments and statues being brutalized and destroyed over the past week, a story in this week’s IJN struck us especially: “Jewish sites in Syria, Iraq...

A gift for new IJN subscribers

Over the past months, we have noted with appreciation your support — it came in the form of new subscriptions, continued advertising and thank you notes and emails....

Shavuot dessert favorites

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has create a time warp. Without our regular routines in place, it can be hard to remember what day of the week it is,...

Plus ça change…

On Monday, April 6, Rami Aman participated in a Zoom conversation with “Skype With Your Enemy,” an Israeli-Palestinian bridge-building group. By week’s end, Aman...

When the Spanish flu arrived in the Holy Land

Adapted from an article by Amit Naor, National Library of Israel “Avoid crowded gatherings in closed places; avoid contact with others as much as possible, don’t...

Jewfro, yiddo and farkakte are now all officially English

It’s amazing how many words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary every year. It appears to range between 500-1,000! English, unlike other languages, is...